What is going on in the U.S. of A???
"The president is going to act," said U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."
“Following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the Department of Homeland Security has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are designated to be used by snipers. A series of new solicitations… show that the DHS is looking to purchase 200 million rounds of .223 rifle ammunition over the next four years, as well as 176,000 rounds of .308 caliber 168 grain hollow point boat tail rounds in addition to 25,000 rounds of .308 caliber bullets.
“It is the type of ammunition and not necessarily the quantity that is troubling.” …acquisition of .308 rounds is of concern because they are set to be used by well-trained snipers. …the math adds up to 135,384 potential kills for the snipers to make, using the 176,000 rounds of ammunition, basing the figures on the fact that United States Army …snipers in the Vietnam War expended 1.3 rounds of ammunition for each …kill.
The DHS’ decision back in March to purchase of 450 million rounds of .40-caliber hollow point bullets that are designed to expand upon entry and cause maximum organ damage prompted questions as to why the federal agency required such powerful bullets and in such large quantities… This was followed up by a more recent order for a further 750 million rounds of assorted ammunition, including bullets that can penetrate walls.
The … media responded to the controversy by focusing on a purchase of 174,000 bullets by the Social Security Administration (???) while completely ignoring the fact that the DHS had purchased well over a billion rounds.
Having recently acquired riot gear, the DHS also purchased a number of bullet-proof checkpoint booths that include ‘stop and go’ lights.